Paul Wolfowitz

January 2006
Background Information Summaries;2006, p6
The article provides background information for Paul Wolfowitz, the President of the World Bank and the former Deputy Secretary of Defense in the United States. Wolfowitz is widely regarded as a primary driving intellectual force behind the Bush Doctrine, which resulted in the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 while Wolfowitz was serving as Deputy Defense Secretary under Donald Rumsfeld and the administration of President George W. Bush. Wolfowitz has long been a leader among an influential group of intellectuals known as "neoconservatives." As Deputy Defense Secretary in the administration of Bush, Wolfowitz played an important role in formulating the American response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Bush nominated Wolfowitz to be the next president of the World Bank, an international organization dedicated to funding development projects in poor nations.


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